Haram Seo

Haram Seo

PhD Candidate
Strategic Management & Entrepreneurship


  • BA 2011
    Seoul National University
  • MS 2015
    Seoul National University


  • Nonmarket strategy
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Competitive strategy

About Haram

Haram Seo is a PhD candidate in the Department of Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship at Carlson School of Management. Her research examines the implications of various corporate social responsibility activities, including corporate philanthropy, to both firms and society. She applies the lens of corporate strategy to study these questions, the approach which is particularly relevant given the understanding that companies are increasingly engaging in such activities for their own competitive advantage.

Haram’s research has been published or is forthcoming in the Strategic Management Journal, and the Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings. Especially, her lead author paper, which examines the performance implication of diversification in corporate philanthropy, has been recognized with many awards, including the Distinguished Paper Award from the Academy of Management’s STR Division, as well as the Outstanding Paper Award from the Annual Conference of Alliance for Research on Corporate Sustainability. Prior to joining academia, Haram worked as a consultant with A.T.Kearney’s Seoul office.


Selected Works & Activities.

Browse some of my work and see what I’ve been up to.

  • Haram Seo. 2019. Corporate philanthropy as a strategic tool for advocacy. Academy of Management 2019 Best Paper Proceedings.
  • Jiao Luo, Aseem Kaul, & Haram Seo. 2018. Winning Us with Trifles: Adverse Selection in the Use of Philanthropy as Insurance. Strategic Management Journal. (Forthcoming)
  • Haram Seo, Jiao Luo, & Aseem Kaul. 2018. Giving a Little to Many or a Lot to a Few? The Benefits of Specialization and Variety in Corporate Philanthropy. Academy of Management 2018 Best Paper Proceedings.
  • Haram Seo. 2015. Who Benefits from Destructive Creation? Evidence from R&D Investment after 9/11 Attack. Academy of Management 2015 Best Paper Proceedings.
  • Honors and Awards

    Distinguished Paper Award, STR (Former BPS) Division, 2018 Academy of Management Annual Meeting
    Outstanding Paper Award, 2018 Annual Conference of Alliance for Research on Corporate Sustainability
    Nominated, Best Conference Paper Award, 2018 Strategic Management Society Annual Meeting

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